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Missoula Healthy Kids Indicators - 2020


HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

Success in school suggests that a young person’s life has some focus, and successfully negotiating high school suggests that a teenager will be more capable of functioning effectively in the wider world.

"Improving graduation rates is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce health disparities."

Addressing the Needs of the Whole Child: What Public Health Can Do to Answer the Education Sector’s Call for a Stronger Partnership. Diane Allensworth, PhD; Theresa C. Lewallen, MEd; Beth Stevenson, MPH; Susan Katz, MPH

 

Indicator

MCPS

Healthy People 2020 Target    
  High school graduation Rate  
  Base - 74.9% Target - 82.4%

The US Dept of Health and Human Services sponsors the Healthy People objectives,
 a science-based, 10-year national plan for improving the health of all Americans.

How are we doing

Drop out rates have been fairly level over the last 10 years, increasing slightly in the last 2 years. Much better than national average.

 

For Additional Data and Information important for evaluating this topic, click here.

 

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